Consisting of Alexa Hunter (vocals), Jorge Arevalo Mateus (lead guitar), Stephanie Hameon (rhythm guitar), Tony Zebe (bass) and Micki Crash (drums), Disturbed Furniture emerged in the late 1970’s on a wave of promise, but after only three short years, they regretfully dissolved.
In a short space of time they became an integral part of New York’s vibrant arts and music scene, opening for many distinguished local and British bands including the GoGo’s, the Psychedelic Furs, the Stranglers, Sector 27, The Waitresses and Lydia Lunch. They toured around the east coast of the US, were even asked to open for The Clash in NYC and seemed set for a very productive future… Why they disbanded, I don’t know, but all members scattered to Europe and the west after they split.
In the following decades, however, all band members continued to play and record music and in 2017, fuelled by having their old music videos included in a major museum show, (Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 at MOMA), three of the original members (Hunter/Mateus/Oakleaf) reunited to record new work and perform. The product of this reunion was a 5-track EP entitled Continuous Pleasures., which was released in 2019
Backed with Alors Allez on on the b-side, Information completed their one and only 45 which was released in 1981 on Disturbed Records. Driven by a relentless bass line and joined by the frenzied jangles of rhythm and lead guitar, this fusion of energy was matched by the raw urgency of Hunter’s vocals. What a shame it took them over thirty years to make more and that they only released one single in this golden era of post-punk. Check it out above.